The mission of NutraSolutions editorial is to provide solutions for the development and marketing of nutritional products such as functional foods, dietary supplements and other nutraceuticals. Subjects covered include business-challenging issues involving ingredient use, consumer trends, news, regulations, and science-based research.
The market for dietary supplements has seen strong growth, reflecting increasing consumer concerns about the adverse effects of busy lifestyles and stress on health, as well as rising demand from an aging population.
This section presents health news, new ingredients, research and new products as classified by functional ingredient type. These ingredients include antioxidants; bioactives; botanicals; dietary fiber & prebiotics; fruits, nuts & vegetables; grains & seeds; minerals, nutritional lipids, fats & oils; probiotics; proteins, collagen, amino acids & peptides; and vitamins & vitamin-like products.
This section presents health news, new ingredients, research and new products as classified by functional health benefit. Benefit categories include bone, joint & cosmetic health, cancer risk reduction, cardiovascular health, cognitive & mental health, diabetic health, digestive health, energy & sports performance, immunity enhancement, weight management. There is a “general health” category as well as category for products formulated especially for men, women or children.
The big picture of cancer risk reduction hasn’t changed much in decades, and the dietary prescription remains, “increase the proportion of fruits and vegetables in the diet and maintain a healthy body weight.” However, attention increasingly is turning to more specific ingredients.
Mindbody Foods Inc., Monrovia, Calif., says its new Zen Breakfast Blend is a first-of-a kind vegan nut and seed protein smoothie pouch.
April 13, 2017
Whereas most traditional breakfast offerings are high in carbs and sugar, a prepared Zen Breakfast Blend is mostly protein, fats and fiber with added probiotics to support digestive health, immune health and protein utilization.
Anlit Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel, says it plans to use Vitafoods Europe-FPE, May 9-11, 2017, in Geneva, to introduce vegetarian curcumin gummies for consumers
April 13, 2017
Most gummies contain gelatin, but the growing demand for vegetarian products—together with the fact that all Anlit products are certified kosher and halal—led the company to replace gelatin with pectin.